Canterbury v Tasman - Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Final

  • Canterbury
    15 George Bridge, 14 Josh McKay, 13 Tim Bateman, 12 Rob Thompson, 11 Braydon Ennor, 10 Richie Mo'unga, 9 Mitchell Drummond, 8 Luke Whitelock (captain), 7 Billy Harmon, 6 Tom Sanders, 5 Dominic Bird, 4 Hamish Dalzell, 3 Siate Tokolahi, 2 Ben Funnell, 1 Alex Hodgman.

    16 Nathan Vella, 17 Chris Gawler, 18 Oliver Jager, 19 Reed Prinsep, 20 Tom Christie, 21 Jack Stratton, 22 Brett Cameron, 23 Inga Finau.

    15 Will Jordan, 14 Tomas Aoake, 13 Levi Aumua, 12 Alex Nankivell, 11 James Lowe, 10 Mitchell Hunt, 9 Finlay Christie, 8 Jordan Taufua, 7 Vernon Fredericks, 6 Ethan Blackadder, 5 Shannon Frizell, 4 Alex Ainley (captain), 3 Tyrel Lomax, 2 Andrew Makalio, 1 Siua Halanukonuka.

    16 Ti'i Paulo, 17 Tom Hill, 18 Ryan Coxon/Drew Patelo, 19 Pari Pari Parkinson, 20 Pete Samu/Braden Stewart, 21 Billy Guyton/Ben Finau, 22 Tim O'Malley, 23 Trael Joass.

  • Lots of names bracketed in that Tasman line-up!

    Both good teams, with Canterbury lucky to get Mo'unga back, and both teams not missing out on their selected Baabaas and Maori AB players. ABs - including new ones - missing, obviously.

    I think this will be closer than last year's final?

  • For Aussie viewers Foxtel are not bothering to show this live. We get a replay at 6:30pm. Cnuts.

  • @crazy-horse said in Canterbury v Tasman - Mitre 10 Cup Premiership Final:

    For Aussie viewers Foxtel are not bothering to show this live. We get a replay at 6:30pm. Cnuts.

    Idiots, I'd write and complain, but the last time I did that they just emailed me with a list of matches they were playing live ... with not even a perfunctory "sorry we have so much live sport we can't fit it all in ... blah, blah, blah ...)

  • Dont worry, we can watch the Wallabies vs Barbarians then the thrilling NRC where Fiji play the Rays. Then at 7.30pm we can watch the replay of the Mitre10 Cup.

  • Willie Lose and TJ. Jesus.

  • Great try Tasman

  • @stockcar86 Yeah, great offload from the hooker.

    How do you guys rate Frizell?

  • Love the way these guys play, tough and fast. Go Tasman! Beat the boring bully boys from the big city in the South

  • This game has started exactly as I hoped. Tasman totally fearless, not impressed by the favourites status of Canterbury. They'll have to keep playing like this for 80 minutes though.

  • Great try Mo'unga.

  • Geez, that was an absolutely brilliant try from Mo'unga. That's why he's on the ABs radar!

  • Tasman's kicking game has been shocking so far. Way too deep.

  • @hydro11 Yep, very poor recently.

    Brilliant solo run from Mo'unga.

  • TJ, shut up. We know he's good.

  • This game seems to be Tasman v Mo'unga

  • Half time: Canterbury 19 - 13 Tasman

    Mo'unga having a blinder. Tasman had a great start, but as I feared, not able to continue playing like they started.

  • Bloody Jesus, what took the ref so long to stop the game! That looks awful.

  • Glad to see Hill is walking off, instead of being stretchered off.

  • Tasman certainly have the shit up thier nose, Lowe and Taufua having a blinder. Lessons from the Lions about how to play against a superior team; stay flat and force errors.

    Can some other Cantabs please start playing like Richie?

    Was just thinking "I bet the fat elderly pig island moaner cunts on thesilverfern and Stuff comments section will be hating on TJ right now".